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 Foster Parent Newsletter


 

What is Foster Care?
Sharing the warmth and love of your family, temporarily, with children who are separated from their immediate families.

Who are the children that need Foster Care?
Children of all ages whose parents or guardians are temporarily unable to provide proper care for their children.

How long do children stay with Foster Families?
Each situation is different. The courts and/or caseworkers will determine when foster children will return home.
 

 
  Foster Care Financial and Supportive Services
 
 

  • Reimbursement for board is determined by the age of the child, the degree of behavioral difficulty, and/or the severity of the child's handicap.
  • Medical and Dental care are provided.
  • A clothing allowance is provided for each foster child.
  • Monthly seminars are held as part of a continuing education program.
  • A caseworker is assigned to help you set goals and achieve them.
  • The Foster Parent Association meets monthly and provides an opportunity to meet and get to know other foster parents.
 
 
 

 
  Foster Parent Association
 
 

The Foster Parent Association is a collection of foster parents from Mahoning County that are working hard to ensure a better tomorrow for the children they have welcomed into their homes. They meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on the second Monday of every month (except October) at 222 W. Federal St., 3rd Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503. These meetings are open to all Mahoning County Children Services foster parents.

To contact the Foster Parent Association, please contact
Tammy Parteleno at (239-682-2534)
 
 

 
  Contact Information  
 
To experience the rewards of Foster Care, start by calling us at 330-941-8888.
To request aadditional information or to have a Foster Care Specialist contact you,
send an email to VALERIE.JOHNSON@JFS.OHIO.GOV.
 
 
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